Andrew Gale has hailed a successful pre-season training camp in Potchefstroom for his Yorkshire squad having finished their match schedule earlier today.

The White Rose coach has been delighted with the progress made by both bowlers and batsmen, with six centurions in six days of cricket arguably the biggest positive.

Fast bowler Jack Brooks was the latest to reach three figures during an intra-squad friendly at the Senwes Park international venue.

Yorkshire have a day off tomorrow before flying home on Tuesday.

“It’s been fantastic for us,” said Gale, who saw his side claim 50-over wins against Leeds/Bradford MCC Universities and Nottinghamshire last week as well as having the better of a two-day clash with the latter.

“In the batting department we’ve had six hundreds, and that was something we spoke about at length. When guys get in, we want them to make big contributions.

“We’ve had batsmen retiring when they were playing well on 50 or 60, and they could have gone on and got hundreds.

“Our batting has been below par for a number of years, and there was scrutiny for the right reasons at the end of last season.

“We knew we had to improve. We came back earlier and have worked hard. We stripped it right back to hitting tennis balls and have built it up as we’ve gone a long.

“We’ve also spoken about it from a mental point of view. If we’re going to compete for trophies, we have to be really greedy for runs. You never have enough runs on the board.

“From the bowling department, we’re getting near to where we want to be. The lads are starting to hit their straps. The fielding has also been good throughout.

“It’s good to get out on grass and catch some high balls as opposed to being in the Cricket Centre.”

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